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Frequently asked questions

What is Bowenwork? It is slow gentle movements over specific places on your body. Bowenwork relaxes your muscles, stimulates circulation, realigns your body, relieves pain, balances your body and opens your body up to begin to heal itself. Bowenwork is appropriate for everyone in all stages of life from newborns to seniors.

What’s in a name? Bowen Therapy, Bowenwork, or Bowtech Therapy is all the same modality. It just depends on what part of the world you are from as to what you call Bowen. In the United States the most common names are Bowen Therapy or Bowenwork. The word Bowen and Bowtech were already copyrighted. In Canada and Australia Bowen Therapy is commonly known by Bowen and Bowtech.

What is a balanced body? A balanced body simply is when the body is in a state when you feel good and/or healthy.

Why are there pauses between moves? The pauses are really important.  It is when the body begins to reset, process the moves and integrate the changes.

What if I don't want to fill out the Health Forms?  All forms and sessions are held in the strictest confidence.  Only disclose what you are comfortable with.  

How long should I wait after an injury to have a Bowenwork session? The ideal time for a Bowen session is immediately after an injury. That way, your body can overcome the trauma before it begins to compensate for it. The sooner you can get to a Bowen practitioner, the better; usually within three days for the quickest and most complete recovery.

Are the Health Forms downloadable from the website? Yes, they are located on the Appointments Page of the website and yes, you can download them.

Who developed Bowenwork?  Where did it come from?  Tom Bowen, an Australian, spent his entire life developing Bowenwork.  He had a clinic in Geelong Australia and would see 13,000 clients a year. A more detailed account of his life and accomplishments can be found at this website 

Is there a National Bowenwork Organization?  Yes, we are supported by the American Bowenwork Association.  There website is

Are you certified with the state?  Yes, I am licensed by the state and certified through the American Bowenwork Association.  I have to take 16 credit hours of continuing education each year to remain certified.

What other conditions can Bowenwork help with? The list below is some of the most common conditions that Bowen effects.

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritic -Joint Pain
  • Asthma
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Bed-wetting in Children
  • Bell's palsy
  • Balances the Body
  • Bunions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colic in babies
  • Concussions
  • Digestive Problems
  • Ear - Throat problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluid retention
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golf - Tennis Elbow  
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hip Pain
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy Discomfort
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • PMS - Menopause
  • PTSD
  • Rehab from Stroke
  • Releases muscle tension
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Tight Hamstrings
  • TMJ
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash

Bowenwork is effective for the items listed at the left as well as:

  • Posture
  • Sleep
  • Range of Motion and Flexibility
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Energy Levels
  • Digestion

Call today for an appointment.

every "body" needs Bowen

Phone: 406-460-0728

Location: Unit 4 at 925 Oilfield Avenue, Shelby, MT 59474


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